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    September 12, 2010
    6:30 - 7:00pm EDT  

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night. let's see what happened today. it did not make it into the 70's at the airport. the high was 68. that was 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. the morning lows were in the low 60's. we may be cooler than that by midnight. right around an inch of rain downtown. that was more than we expected out of this. it is still not a drought- breaker. we still have a deficit for the month. the ground still needs more moisture, but it helps. you can see the difference with the clouds are. when you move west where they got some son, frederick is 70. hancock is 69. readings are in the 60's in western maryland. can see the effect of the clouds on the temperatures. the clouds are moving east slowly with the clearing. they're getting almost to baltimore but not quite here
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yet. the sun is out in ohio. we're getting some of that in the day tomorrow. it will be nicer looking. tomorrow morning, the map looks like this. the last part of the weather disturbance will pull off shore taking the rain with it. we will get some relief. there's another cool front to the northwest. that may push some rain into pennsylvania by tomorrow night. that may not affect us much. there will be some clearing tonight. patchy fog will be possible. it could last until sunrise. the wind will be called. the lows will drop into the upper 50's to around 60. it will be 79 to 83 tomorrow for the high. there could be a shower north after sunset. it will most likely be in pennsylvania if it occurs at all. in the tropics, we have igor.
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it is an impressive storm. it is way out in the pacific, 1,100 miles away from the caribbean islands. we have another weather disturbance out there that the forecasters are watching. igor is a category four storm and headed for bermuda. look at the wind speeds. 150 miles per hour is expected as it tracks north. it looks like it will be a category four storm. rain is moving out of the picture. here is the shower activity north of us overnight tomorrow night into tuesday. the forecast is basically dry. 81 tomorrow. 82 wednesday. late thursday and friday, we have another small chance for thunder shower activity. >> what do you have today? >> it was a soft open on thursday for the nfl. we're going to take a look at
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some of the team's the ravens will be contending with this year. year.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it
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neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. >> it is time for 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> nfl opening day is on the way. we hit the diamond for the second straight series. the orioles had a chance to sweep on the road. they took the first two in motown. fox goes the opposite way. it goes down and to the wall. he probably even had a few fans in the stand. he played in michigan. it is a triple. the orioles take the lead. there goes this week. the bases are loaded. david hernandez loses the batter. the double clears the bases. the tigers take a 4-2 lead. we will stay in the inning.
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brandon takes him for a ride. the tigers get the win, 6-2. the orioles do when the series. there are big names on the big stage for the ravens. monday night football against new york. that is a draw. the guy that replaces the guy who replaces the guy. billy is the only starting job up for grabs in training camp. it is just the third week-one kicker their history. considering the journey he has taken and every blow he is taken from the league, it is hard to believe he could be rattled. >> this is exciting. it is the first time since 2004 i had been on the opening roster. i am very excited. is very nice to have all the reps year. i have a comfort level going into the season.
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>> a complete preview of the classic between the ravens and jets tonight. we will have a monster look at week one after sending night football. the to be the first of four days without suspended ben. dixon is not impressive replacing big ben. there was ryan. pittsburgh is so much better with him. that was 40 yards for the win. he did not account for the wind. they went into overtime during the falcons had a first and did nothing with it. free.eaks pittsburgh is 1-0, 19.
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bengals kick off the season against the patriots. they look nothing like 2009. palmer was awful in the worst half. his effort at the tackle was laughable. new england up 24-0. brendan tate jumping right through the coverage. 97 yards gone. tom brady had a good day. three touchdown passes. 38-24. the american men going to europe looking for the first world championship -- world basketball championship. they are on a mission and unstoppable. the gold medal game against turkey, playing in turkey.
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and in his face is no matter. the turkey coach looks like a guy with a flat tire on the highway. 24 points and a gold medal. 24 points and a gold medal. 81-64 is the final everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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>> there is a lottery drawing coming up tonight.
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i want to get your thoughts on sunday night football. it is a big game with the redskins and cowboys. get on line and let us know who you think is going to win. >> we needed the rain. but there could be some fog overnight. we will see some some tomorrow. the temperature will be about 80. there could be more rain late thursday and friday. we still have a bit of the drought situation. most of next week looks fine. it will be partly cloudy. >> it will be dry for election day. no excuse. thank you for joining us. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television good evening, for the first time since a gas line explosion ripped through their neighborhood, residents of san bruno, california lucky enough to still have homes are back in them tonight. but their neighborhood is nothing like the one they left just three days ago. san bruno is south of san francisco, and take a look at this image from google earth taken a few years ago. a typical suburban neighborhood. now, look at that same neighborhood today -- devastation. house after house flattened. at least four people died. six more are still missing tonight. nbc's miguel almaguer is in san bruno. good evening, miguel. >> kate, good evening. after the explosion, there were hours of chaos and confusion. and today there remains uncertainty. we still don't have the exact cause of the blast, the death
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toll could rise. all of this as some eevacuees go home. >> we will not be allowed to exit your neighborhood until the re-entry process is complete. >> after three days of waiting, many san bruno residents who narrowly escaped with their lives on thursday, were given the all-clear to go home. doug and betty were among the lucky wunsz. >> i keep thinking i'm going to kiss the ground when i walk in and i can see my house again. even if it's a mess. >> but with 37 houses destroyed and two sustaining major damage, some can no longer call this neighborhood home. federal investigators have not yet determined why the pipeline ruptured without warning. the geyser of fire torched everything in its path, blowing a 30-foot-long section of the pipeline 130 feet in the air. the pipeline owned by pacific gas and electric is more than a
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half-century old. installed before many of the homes were built. so antiquated it was scheduled to be replaced in the next three years. state leaders plan for congressional hearing this week. >> i think many questions must be answered by all of us. whose job it is to protect our people. >> as investigators document the damage, recovery dogs discovered more skeletal remains. six people are still missing, 20-year-old jessica morales was killed in the explosion, her boyfriend critically injured when he tried to rescue her from the blast. jacqueline and her 13-year-old daughter were also killed and jacqueline worked for the state agency, pg & e. >> i don't know if she knew there was a 30-inch line in her neighborhood. people usually don't. >> days after the blast, images of the heldish inferno are still surfacing.
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when doug and betty return dodd their home of 36 years -- relief. >> i have a house. >> we have a house standing. we're happy. >> while some families were able to go home, not everybody will have a happy homecoming. dozens of homes remain off-limits as federal investigators continue to gather evidence. kate, we're told this investigation could take over a year. >> miguel almaguer reporting tonight, thank you. overseas to iran, where it appears an american woman held since last may may soon be released after days of on-again/off-again negotiations. we have the latest from london this evening. >> good evening, in a sudden about-face fight. a senior iranian prosecutor said on state tv that the authorities will release sarah shourd on bail because of health problems and islamic clemency.
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she's been detained by iran for more than a year, but today word came that sarah shourd might soon be free. a tehran prosecutor went on state television to announce that shourd would be released for half a million dollars in bail. but he called her an american spy and said her case will still go to trial, along with those of the other two americans, who will remain in custody. shourd's was detained on the iranian border with iraq in july. along with two americans. they claimed they were on a mountain hike in northern iraq at the time and they denied charges that they were spying. the reversal by the prosecutor's office revealed the struggle for the balance of power among iran's ruling elite. the initial decision to cancel sarah shourd's release has been seen as deeply embarrassing for president ahmadinejad. now it seems as though he may have prevailed. among the reasons cited for shourd's release, her health. when the three hikers were allowed a visit by their parents
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in a tehran hotel in may, it was clear that a year in iranian prison had taken its toll. shourd's mother has said her daughter has been denied treatment for serious health problems, including a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells. when the lawyer for shourd and two others met, they said it was the first face-to-face meeting since he was hired by the families late last year. he said shourd will be able to go home in two or three days. the timing of sarah shourd's release is yet to be determined. but with iran under scrutiny over human rights and facing intense pressure over its nuclear program, president ahmadinejad's likely hopes that to soften iran's image before he speaks at the u.n. in new york next week. >> alley. thank you so much. in washington, the big debate over tax cuts took a new turn today, with the house republican leader signaling at least some flexibility on the issue, nbc's mike vicera is at the white
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house with more. >> president obama returns to washington this week for a short stay. there's new hope tonight for a compromise on tax cuts. >> god bless america! >> eight weeks before election day, a victory at the ballot box. a conservative rally in washington was the message. the tea party is not losing steam. >> usa! usa! >> with democrats now facing the prospect of being swept if power in congress, today activists gathered here, in sacramento and st. louis. to press for victory in november. >> we've got to stop the spending and stop the taxes. >> a fight over taxes dominates the agenda. at issue extending bush-era cuts. president obama wants them to expire for the wealthiest households making $250,000 or $200,000 for single filers and extend them for the middle class.
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republicans and even some democrats say with the economy still sluggish, tax cuts should be extended for everyone, including the wealthy. that has drawn fire from the white house. >> on the middle class tax cuts, let's not hold them hostage. >> we're going to give this very small numb of people at the top, a tax cut that we can't afford. but today, a new opening. >> i'll vote for it. >> top republican john boehner signaled he would not try to block the obama plan. >> if the only option i have is to vote for those of 250 and below, of course i'm going to do that. >> late today, white house press secretary robert gibbs issued a cautious reaction. time will tell if his actions will be anything but continued support for the failed policies that got us into this mess. meanwhile, another tax battle looms. a cut for small businesses. the president has repeatedly hammered republicans for blocking the measure.
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>> the minority of republican senators have been using legislative tactics to prevent the bill from even getting to a vote. >> and kate, on that small business tax cut, good news for the president, one retiring republican senator george voinovich of ohio says he's going to turn around and vote for it. that means that that tax cut could be on the president's desk by the end of this week. kate? >> mike vicara at the white house. in this busy hurricane season, we're up to "i" now, "i" for igor. which went from a category 1 this morning to a major category 4. it's moving west, 1,000 miles from land. no threat to the u.s. mainland. when we come back, a weekend of reflection on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. and the lingering debate that's touched a nerve. [ male announcer ] one look can turn the everyday into romantic.
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on this day after the anniversary of the september 11th attacks, yet more division and debate today over whether to build a mosque and islamic center near ground zero. nbc's mike taibbi has more tonight. >> on the ninth anniversary, there were the familiar touchstones of remembrance. >> please join us and all new yorkers in a moment of silence. >> the pause of the moments when the plane struck and the towers fell. the pealing of the bells, the reading of those names lost. the vice president was at ground zero. the first lady in shanksville, pennsylvania and president obama at the pentagon, repeating what his predecessor first said right at the attacks. >> we are not and never will be at war with islam. >> later, though, there were
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competing demonstrations. thousands protesting the proposed islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from ground zero, and others supporting the center and decrying anti-muslim bigotry. but the mosque opponents include 9/11 first responders. like this man who had a measured message for the center's planner, imam feisal. >> i'll give him the benefit of the doubt. but however now there can't be any question in his mind, the amount of hurt and trauma he's causing family members. >> in fact as the opposition has grown broader, angrier and seemingly entrenched, more and more muslims have been willing to come out publicly and say, enough is enough. muslims like brooklyn imam daod hanif who thinks they should rethink the islamic center plan. >> if the imam decides to shift it somewhere else, it would be better. >> you think so? >> yes. >> he said on abc's "this week"
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that such a move would be seen as failure with consequences. >> the headline in the muslim world will be islam is under attack in america, this will strengthen the radicals in the muslim world. help their recruitment. >> but his fellow muslim imam disagrees. >> it will be considered as a very good gesture on his part. a great sacrifice. >> for now, the 9/11 remembrance that might have been overshadowed by the intensifying debate over islam instead began and ended with its purpose intact. even as the debate will continue. mike taibbi, nbc news, new york. from classics like garlic shrimp scampi and decadent shrimp pasta... to new creations, like crunchy parmesan shrimp. our best value of the year, endless reasons to get together. during endless shrimp, right now at red lobster.
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i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs.

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